Unlike her Pretty Little Liars persona, Jenna Marshall, Tammin Sursok isn’t a conniving queen bee nor a witch with malicious schemes up her dainty sleeve. In fact, she’s the exact opposite. Despite achieving a great deal of success and fame on several continents, Miss “Bright Eyes” Tammin remains down to earth and a total sweetheart. And on August 19th she’s welcoming in another year of beauty, charm and wisdom. So in honor of her summer birthday, we’re celebrating with seven reasons why this Pretty Little Liars actress rocks. Join the festivities below and indulge in a fresh round of fun facts and photos of the Aussie superstar!
She's A World TravelorThis international beauty has trekked around the world since her baby days. Tammin was born on the 19th of August 1983 in Johannesburg, South Africa. She and her family moved to Sydney when she was just 4 years old, and she later moved to Los Angeles for new adventures. And just a year ago, she wed her long-time boyfriend director Sean McEwan in the lush and gorgeous land of Italy!
She Had A Hit Series in Australia!Before Pretty Little Liars, Tammin rose to fame as the mesmerizing Dani Sutherland in the hit series Home And Away (which aired to over 150 million viewers)!
Photo Credit: Home And Away
She's Warm & ApproachableUnlike some Hollywood stars, Tammin is all about connecting with her fans and always chats with everyone on her Twitter account via @TamminSursok 1. She also updates fans on her fun experiences, such as this adorable flashback photo of her napping with her puppy!
Photo Credit: HOME & AWAY Albert Michael / Rex Features
She's An Amazing Singer!Her smash hit single, "Whatever Will Be" was released on the 23rd of May 2005. It debuted at number 13 on the Aria charts (Australia's version of the Billboards) and spent 11 weeks in the Aria Top 100 Album Charts.
She's Super Funny!In an entertaining interview with TheInsider.com in 2012, not only did Tammin sport Jenna Marshall's shades as a joke but she also talked about her hilarious fan encounters. Here's what she said about PLL fans who think she's Jenna: "It's so weird. I take my glasses off and they're like, 'OMG'! They don't even want to look at my face because they're scared something's going to radiate from my eyes and burn into their soul."
She Kicks Ass as JennaTammin originally auditioned for the role of Spencer Hastings but ultimately won the part of Jenna Marshall. And we're glad she did because Jenna brings her A game each and every week and Tammin portrays her spot on. She's the girl who love who plays the girl who love to hate. Can't get any better than that!
She's a 'Drama' QueenSimilar to her role in PLL, her first U.S. role was a deliciously dramatic one. Tammin replaced Adrianne Leon as Colleen Carlton on The Young And The Restless. She's pictured here attending the Daytime Emmy Awards in support of the series and looking amazing in a hot pink dress!
Photo Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
What do you adore most about Tammin Sursok? Post your happy birthday wishes in the comments!